Alison Clement

observations from a novelist who sometimes wants to say something small and see it published immediately

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my question about the Iranian election

Today BBC had a program discussing Iran’s election. I sent this question and they read it on the air………. How can we have a discussion about the stolen election in Iran without mentioning the two stolen elections in the US? The primary difference seems to be that the Iranian people are more serious about democracy than we Americans.

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the day I fell in love and lost all hope of earning a living wage

I hardly knew Chuck when he came to the bar where I worked years ago and gave me a copy of Ivan Illich’s book, Deschooling Society. I read it and dropped out of college. Illich, in case you don’t know, argues that education isn’t really about learning but about maintaining class structure. More broadly, he argues against experts mediating and defining our experience. Chuck says that if he had his […]

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chekhov and twitter

> I signed up for Twitter once, and, although I never got past creating an account, I get messages that people are following me on it. Really? I think Chekhov, if he were alive, might be a Twitter fan. “I have developed a mania for brevity. No matter what I read —my own or others’ writing—everything strikes me as too long.” ~Anton Chekhov

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Watching Rhonda Honey

My agent asked me to write a summary of my new novel and here it is: Watching Rhonda Honey is about a woman who, as a foster child, saw her hopes of becoming part of a family crushed by her would-be sister’s lies. Years later, an accidental encounter offers her a chance for revenge, but only if she’s willing to risk her own chance for love. It’s a psychological novel […]

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true for me, too

>Yolanda forgot to return her library books, so she couldn’t check out the one on polar bears. “I’m sorry,” I called after her.  Her friend, turned to me. “Don’t worry. In a minute she’ll start thinking of something else and then she’ll be happy again.”

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